How much does managed services cost?

Posted in Blogs on 17/07/20

What are the benefits of 'Managed IT Services'?

The major benefit to Managed IT Services is you will save a significant amount of money. Every organisation would want to lower expenses to increase profitability. A Managed IT Service provider will help to lower operational expenses and control expenses. Outsourcing IT support only required a small investment, all your IT needs can be rolled into an ongoing predictable monthly payment.

IT Support pricing

You will be charged per workstation, your Managed IT Service provider will charge you to look after each workstation they are managing. 

Pricing based on servers

Devices that are used in your business that need support will affect the final expense. For example, the support needed for cloud-hosted servers and on-premise servers is different. So the cost will also differ. You may notice two different prices for these services. Usually cloud server support is easier to manage, and this means it will be cheaper than managing on-premise servers, which need regular updates and maintenance.

Pricing for network devices

Devices such as Wi-Fi access points, network switches and routers are business critical components. Therefore, make sure they are included in your support agreement.

The cover levels

Another aspect that your business should consider when pricing a Managed IT Service provider is the type of coverage your business needs. For example, if your business needs 24/7 IT support, you will be required to pay more.

Onsite & Remote Support

Does your business need onsite visits as well as remote support. In most cases, remote support is sufficient. Most Managed IT Service providers will split these two things and charge them individually. Crusade bundles them together.

The major components of Managed IT Services.

Network Monitoring: This services involves actively monitoring a businesses network to eliminate potential downtime proactively.

Data Back-up: Many back-up solutions have cloud computing options, this helps to ensure that your business data is availalble even if your hard drives fail.

Firewall: It is a physical device that is connected directly to an ethernet port. They are designed to block or filter out specifc requests or traffic.

Anti-Virus: Anti-Virus or AV for short is one of the most popular forms of protection against malware and computer viruses.

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